Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder - CMEZ82

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

by Oren Shtayermman, MSW, PhD
(4.6 / 93 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Medicine (1.00 Credits)
Physician (1.00 Credits)

Price: $15.00
CE-PRO Price: $7.50


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that the percentage of children with an attention deficit hyperactivity disorder diagnosis has increased an average of 3% per year since 2003 (7.8%) to 2011 (11%). ADHD has been associated with myriad behavioral, social, and psychological problems that can result in school failure, family problems, social difficulties, depression, and anxiety. Children with ADHD are more likely to be traumatically injured due to their impulsive and active behavior. This continuing educational module will update you on the characteristics seen in the disorder and the current recommended management.


The goal of this continuing education program is to update healthcare professionals’ knowledge of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Name three main characteristics of ADHD
  • Describe medication treatments and diagnostic tools available for ADHD
  • Identify the two most common adverse effects of stimulant medications

Approval Information
This course is intended for multiple professions, including nurses, physicians and social workers.
Physicians: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at and search for this topic title.
Jointly Accredited Provider logoIn support of improving patient care, OnCourse Learning (a Relias LLC company) is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
OnCourse Learning is also approved by the Florida Board of Medicine and the Florida Board of Osteopathic Medicine (provider # FBN 50-1489).
Physician Continuing Education Credit
OnCourse Learning designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Physician Assistant Continuing Education Credit
American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 1.0 hour of Category I credit for completing this program.
There is no commercial support provided for this online educational activity.

Course Originally Released on: 8/8/2012
Date of Most Recent Review: 11/14/2016
Course Termination/Update Date: 6/6/2020

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.


For Florida professionals:

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Barbara C - Manchester, IA  ·  Oct 28, 2019
informative,it could use a little more information on diagnosis and a little more in depth on treatment.
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Ephraim S - Alta loma, CA  ·  Oct 24, 2019
informative and practical knowledge good format
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Margaret N - AUDUBON, PA  ·  May 07, 2019
great information, would share
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Emily H - Fairbanks, AK  ·  Mar 13, 2019
Very informative about "looking past" the outward symptoms of laziness, and "all boy." I frequently treat children like this who have a hard time focusing to complete all of their rehabilitation/treatment.
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James T - Parkville, MO  ·  Jan 08, 2019
Nice comprehensive summary of ADHD diagnosis and management.
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Price: $15.00
CE-PRO Price: $7.50